Last week my family attended a classical music concert together – not a typical Saturday for the Murrays. Several pieces were memorable; one is still impacting me. The conductor gently raised his hands and a young lady with blonde hair stepped down from the second row of risers. As she approached the microphone stand beside […]
The connection between trust and communication is undeniable. It is difficult to build trust (with anyone, on any topic) when we don’t fully communicate. Likewise, we find it hard to truly connect and communicate with someone when trust has simply not been built yet or has been damaged in some way. It is often assumed […]
Roger North of North Group Consultants challenges leaders to develop deep relationships where their character is strengthened and natural influence is utilized to sharpen one another. Who are the people in your life that challenge you to be a better person? What steps will you take to become that person to someone else?
I am preparing to move to a new community in another town. In order to provide a comfortable, clutter-free environment in our new, smaller home, we must give up many things – furniture, art, books, photos, dishes, other keepsakes and mementos – years of accumulation. Most opportunities in life require letting go. Pursuing opportunities and […]
There is a great quote from John Maxwell that states, “Experience is not the best teacher… EVALUATED experience is the best teacher.” Or, as I heard a speaker say one time, “Experience makes us older, evaluated experience makes us wiser.” As people, we are often changing or modifying our thinking, behaviors and habits – and […]
Roger North and Daryl Leisey of North Group Consultants welcome you to our Park Office in Lititz, PA, as they discuss the intentional planning that took place in designing our new office space. What intentional steps are you taking to plan for your company’s future?
Have you ever stopped to reflect on the “good ole’ days” where: The only thing you could do in your car was listen to the radio, mentally plan, converse with a passenger, or take in the scenery? Returning to the office often meant a pile of pink message slips awaiting your response and more telephone […]
Have you noticed how people are creating their own job titles these days? There are Chief Creative Officers, Chief Mission Officers and the more traditional Marketing Managers and Directors of Human Resources. What’s in a name? Or, for that matter, what’s in a title? Are you a manager of your company? Or, are you a […]
Roger North and Brian Black of North Group Consultants discuss the elements of a succession plan and how they can be effectively utilized in leadership transitions. What elements of succession planning have you started working on? How will you continue to move the process forward?
We all know the fundamentals of strong, healthy relationships, don’t we? Asking good questions, listening well, investing in transparency and trust, there is really no mystery. So why do we get so easily sidetracked by our own personal history, baggage and perspectives? I was recently part of a group discussion that revealed a clear lack […]